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    • Jordan Adams scores career-high 13 points
      Jordan Adams scored a career-high 13 points against the Jazz on Tuesday, adding one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

      Advice: The minutes were also a career-high for the rookie, but Adams got extended run off the bench because Tony Allen was suspended and Beno Udrih was sidelined with an illness. Adams has a bright future in the NBA, but he isn't going to be a key part of the Memphis rotation this season. Leave Adams on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      30 minutes ago
    • Elijah Millsap goes scoreless in 11 minutes
      Elijah Millsap failed to score in 11 minutes off the bench against the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

      Advice: He missed all three of his shot attempts from the field and failed to register a single stat to the dismay of his owners. Head coach Quin Snyder recently heaped praise on Millsap, so it was a little confusing as to why Joe Ingles played 35 minutes. Millsap emerged as a solid deep league asset after logging 25 or more minutes in his eight previous games, so his owners may want to give him another chance before cutting bait. Rotoworld.com
      53 minutes ago
    • Jeremy Lin sinks key 3-pointer vs. Charlotte
      Jeremy Lin sank a late 3-pointer in Charlotte on Tuesday, finishing the Lakers' one-point loss with 23 points, six rebounds, eight assists, two steals and one block in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Lin made 9-of-16 shots overall and he's been gaining steam with increased minutes and offensive responsibilities since the All-Star break. Despite averaging under 28 minutes in his previous five games, Lin was already helping fantasy owners with 17.0 points on 50.0 percent FGs and 75.0 percent FTs, as well as 2.8 boards, 5.0 assists and 1.2 steals. Tonight's eruption clinches the deal and he shouldn't be floating on your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:27 pm
    • Lance Stephenson benched for second half
      Lance Stephenson didn't leave the Hornets bench in the second half on Tuesday, finishing with five points, three rebounds and two assists in just 10 minutes.

      Advice: Born Ready has solid per-36-minute averages for rebounds (6.5) and assists (5.9), but that's where the good news ends. He has a morbid True Shooting of 40.3 percent and coach Steve Clifford opted to deploy Jeff Taylor ahead of him in the second half. Clifford explained the benching afterward by saying, "From here on out it's got to be sub-to-win." That line sums up Stephenson's lack of value for both the Hornets and fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:23 pm
    • Noah Vonleh racks up yet another DNP-CD
      Hornets rookie Noah Vonleh picked up his sixth consecutive DNP-CD on Tuesday.

      Advice: The 19-year-old PF was drafted No. 9 overall by Charlotte last summer, but coach Steve Clifford is coaching his team toward the playoffs and won't sacrifice wins for Vonleh's development. He's worth monitoring during the summer, however, as he could emerge with a substantial role in 2015-16. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:22 pm
    • Andre Bargnani gets zero REB, STL or BLK
      Andrea Bargnani played only 18 minutes during Tuesday's shellacking, finishing with three points on 1-of-4 shooting, three assists and zero rebounds, steals or blocks.

      Advice: This awful game is compounded by the Knicks' two-game slate this week. The only good news is that New York plays five times in Week 20, which gives Bargnani some upside as the team's purported offensive centerpiece. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:04 pm
    • Cole Aldrich plays well in 20 reserve minutes
      Cole Aldrich was one of the only effective Knicks on Tuesday with eight points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks in 20 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: He made 4-of-6 field goals and would have enough upside to own if he weren't stuck in a low-minute backup role behind Andrea Bargnani and Lou Amundson. Deep-league owners may want to pick him up for help at center, but everyone else can let him float along on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:03 pm
    • Derrick Williams gets 17 points off SAC bench
      Derrick Williams came off the bench for 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting on Tuesday, making three 3-pointers with three boards, two assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

      Advice: Knicks' opponents are shooting a league-best 38.6 percent from downtown and it showed on Tuesday, as the Kings made a combined 10-of-18 triples in the easy road win. George Karl is still figuring out how to get "more consistent value" from Williams, but he also referred to him as "one of our more skilled players." Standard-league owners should keep a close eye on D-Will in case his role continues to grow during the Kings' final 24 games. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:52 pm
    • Nik Stauskas returns to rotation w/ 15 points
      Nik Stauskas made a splash in his return to the Kings' rotation on Tuesday, hitting 4-of-8 FGs and 6-of-6 FTs to finish with 15 points and two assists in 25 minutes.

      Advice: One of his makes came from downtown and Stauskas should have a reliable spot in the rotation now that Darren Collison (hip) is expected to miss the rest of the season. He picked up extra minutes in a 38-point blowout tonight, however, and is only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:49 pm
    • Kyrie Irving (shoulder) plays well in return
      Kyrie Irving (shoulder) returned to action on Tuesday with 18 points, two 3-pointers, two rebounds, five assists and a pair of steals in an easy win vs. Boston.

      Advice: He logged only 26 minutes and showed no signs of his recent injury, making 6-of-10 field goals and 4-of-4 free throws before taking a seat down the stretch. His return bumped Matthew Dellavedova back to the bench, where he went scoreless with five rebounds and seven assists. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:35 pm
    • Brandon Bass leads Boston w/ 15 pts Tuesday
      Brandon Bass led the Celtics with 15 points on Tuesday, making 7-of-15 shots with five boards, one assist and three turnovers vs. the Cavs.

      Advice: He played 27 minutes, more than any player except Evan Turner (six points, seven assists), and the only other Celtic in double-digits was Isaiah Thomas (11 points). Bass is a sketchy fantasy option even with Kelly Olynyk (ankle) on the sidelines, but he and the Celtics should bounce back quickly on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:32 pm
    • James Young logs 17 minutes off Celts' bench
      James Young scored nine points in 17 minutes off the Celtics' bench on Tuesday, going 2-of-5 from downtown and 3-of-3 at the free throw line.

      Advice: He's shooting 4-of-16 in his past four games and has failed to capitalize on the minutes afforded him by coach Brad Stevens. Young should stick in the rotation with Boston emphasizing player development down the stretch, but he's clearly not a fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:31 pm
    • Marcus Smart shoots 0-of-5 in lopsided loss
      Marcus Smart missed all five of his field goals on Tuesday to finish an ugly loss in Cleveland with two points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 22 minutes.

      Advice: Smart wasn't the only player to struggle -- the Celtics shot 35.2 percent as a team including a 7-of-28 mark from downtown, and they lost the game by 31 points. Smart has been clinging to late-round value in 12-team leagues despite Isaiah Thomas' arrival, but his percentages (37.5 percent FGs, 64.6 percent FTs) have been a season-long drag for owners. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:31 pm
    • Avery Bradley held to seven points in blowout
      Avery Bradley made 3-of-9 shots to finish Tuesday's blowout loss with seven points, one rebound, one assist and zero steals in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He's a combined 21-of-56 from the field over his past four games, a 37.5 percent mark that is doing his fantasy owners no favors. Bradley offers a trickle of boards and assists but his fantasy value is pegged to scoring, 3-pointers and steals, so an extended slump would be bad news. Hopefully he can find the range vs. Utah's defense on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:30 pm
    • James Jones scores double-digit points
      James Jones scored double-digit points for the third time this season on Tuesday, making 3-of-6 shots with a pair of 3-pointers to finish with 10 points.

      Advice: Jones added six boards, two assists and one steal in 21 minutes, taking advantage of extra opportunities with the game firmly in Cleveland's control by halftime. He has overtaken Mike Miller (12 minutes) in coach David Blatt's rotation, but Jones remains nothing more than a deep-league 3-point specialist. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:25 pm
    • Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) ruled out again on Tues.
      Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) will not play against the Bucks on Tuesday.

      Advice: The Nuggets have failed to provide a timetable for the rookie's return, and all we know is that former head coach Brain Shaw hinted that Nurkic would be out for a while. Nurkic is worth a stash if you have an open IR spot, but with fantasy playoffs upon us, his owners may need to look at other options. In the meantime, Kenneth Faried will continue to start at center, while more opportunities will be available for guys like J.J. Hickson and Joffrey Lauvergne. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:54 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 106-95 vs Mil
    • Nuggets will roll with same starters on Tues.
      The Nuggets will start Ty Lawson, Randy Foye, Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler and Kenneth Faried on Tuesday vs. the Bucks.

      Advice: The Nuggets parted ways with coach Brain Shaw on Tuesday, so it will be very interesting to see how their rotations shape up in the coming weeks. Faried has an excellent shot to redeem himself now that coach Shaw can't hold him back, so hopefully he finally rewards his patient owners with some late-season production. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:36 pm
    • No suspension coming for Hassan Whiteside
      Hassan Whiteside will not be suspended for Monday's altercation with Alex Len.

      Advice: He will however be hit with a $15,000 fine, but Whiteside will be in the lineup for Wednesday's very favorable matchup against the Lakers. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:45 pm
    • Tony Allen suspended for Tuesday vs. Utah
      Tony Allen (suspension) will not play Tuesday vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Allen is being suspended for internal matters, but he will be back in the lineup for Wednesday's game against Houston. With Allen out, Jeff Green and Courtney Lee will get all the minutes they can handle, with Green offering the most upside. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:21 pm
       
      Suspended
      L, 93-82 vs Uta
    • Kyrie Irving (shoulder) will play on Tuesday
      Kyrie Irving (shoulder) will play Tuesday vs. Boston.

      Advice: Irving will return to the starting lineup, sending Matthew Dellavedova to the bench. Irving will draw a favorable matchup against the Celtics tonight, so make sure you have him on your active roster. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:27 pm
    • Karl wants consistency from Derrick Williams
      Kings' head coach George Karl said that he would like to get more consistency from Derrick Williams.

      Advice: "Derrick is one of our more skilled players, and we’re trying to figure out how he fits with the team," Karl said. "I thought that he and Andre Miller had chemistry together [on Sunday]. As a coaching staff, we feel that we should try and get more out of him, and more consistent value." Williams was able to put up 18 points on Sunday, but was held to single digits in his previous three outings, including a zero-point performance vs. San Antonio. He's not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:50 pm
    • NO to give Elliot Williams a 10-day contract
      The Pelicans are expected to sign G Elliot Williams to a 10-day contract.

      Advice: Williams played five games for the Jazz earlier in the season on a 10-day deal, and put in averages of 3.6 points and 1.0 three-pointer per game on 46.2 percent shooting from the field. He'll help add some depth to New Orleans’ backcourt, but he's well off the radar in standard leagues. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:18 pm
    • Anthony Davis (shoulder) questionable for Wed
      Anthony Davis (shoulder) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Pistons.

      Advice: Davis was able to go through contact drills during Tuesday's practice, so it's looking like there's a decent chance he's able to return to action on Wednesday. However, if he's unable to go on Wednesday, his next opportunity to play will come Friday vs. Boston, and then Saturday vs. Memphis. We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, but when Davis does return to the court, Alexis Ajinca's value will take a sizable hit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:11 pm
       
      Injured
    • Hassan Whiteside regrets altercation with Len
      Hassan Whiteside expressed his regret on Tuesday for wrestling with Alex Len during Monday's game against the Suns.

      Advice: "I regret doing that," Whiteside said. "That was the first time. Violence is not the answer. That's what it was. I just felt like [Len] was frustrated with as many as dunks that I did on him." Whiteside will likely be suspended for Wednesday's game against the Lakers, leaving Udonis Haslem, Michael Beasley, and Chris Andersen to man Miami's frontcourt. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:27 pm
    • Chandler Parsons (ankle) to travel w/ Mavs
      Chandler Parsons (ankle) will travel with the Mavs on their upcoming three-game road trip.

      Advice: Parsons will be traveling with the team, but head coach Rick Carlisle said he's unsure of his availability for Thursday's game vs. the Trail Blazers. We'll be considering him questionable, and if he's unable to go, Richard Jefferson will have another game with the starting unit. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:13 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kyrie Irving (shoulder) a game-time decision
      Kyrie Irving (shoulder) is likely headed for a game-time decision for Tuesday's game vs. Boston.

      Advice: We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, but if Irving is unavailable, Matthew Dellavedova will have another game with the starting unit. However, Dellavedova only managed to put up three points and four assists through 41 minutes of action during his last start, so the true beneficiaries of an Irving absence will be LeBron James and Kevin Love. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:57 am
    • Kyrie Irving questionable for Tues vs Celtics
      Kyrie Irving (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game agains the Celtics.

      Advice: Cavs' head coach David Blatt had previously said that Irving would return to action against the Celtics on Tuesday, so there's a good chance his questionable status turns to probable later in the day. We'll pass along updates as soon as they're available, but Matthew Dellavedova will return to a bench role if Irving does indeed play on Tuesday night. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:42 am
    • Scott happy with Jeremy Lin's recent play
      Lakers head coach Byron Scott said he's happy with the way that Jeremy Lin has been playing recently.

      Advice: "I am really happy with the way he’s starting to show that consistent effort for every single night," Scott said of Lin after Sunday's loss to the Thunder. "He’s playing the way I think he’s capable of playing." While Lin has had an inconsistent season, he's stepped up his play as of late and is averaging 17.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 1.2 steals in 27.8 minutes over his last five games. As long as he can continue to his pace, he's worth owning in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:38 am
    • P.J. Hairston benched due to absence
      P.J. Hairston was inactive during Sunday's game due to a missed weight-training session.

      Advice: According to two sources, Hairston missed a weight-training obligation and was subsequently put on the inactive list for Sunday's game. Hairston was also made inactive for a game in December after an unexcused absence from practice, so this isn't his first transgression of his rookie season. The rookie has only suited up for one of the Hornets' last 10 games, so he can be left on the wire in all but the deepest fantasy leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:20 am
    • Hot Ish: Smith has a good game vs. Raps
      Ish Smith scored 19 points with five rebounds, nine assists and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Raptors on Monday.

      Advice: Coach Brett Brown already said that he likes Smith as a backup point guard, so he's not going to leapfrog Isaiah Canaan for the starting gig. That doesn't necessarily mean he won't outproduce him. In his last two games, he's averaged 15.0 points, 4.5 boards, 7.0 boards and 1.0 treys. He is worth a look in 16-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:10 pm
    • Cole scores 19 points off the bench
      Norris Cole scored 19 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 8-of-12 shots (including two threes) with one rebound, three assists and one block in 36 minutes.

      Advice: Cole is getting some extra looks with Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson out, and also not working in his long-term favor is that his standard-league game is a mess. He doesn't do much besides score and hit a few threes with a few assists, but he might be worth a look in your deeper points league. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:06 pm
    • Anthony Davis (shoulder) 'close to returning'
      Sideline reporter Jennifer Hale reported that Anthony Davis (shoulder) is close to returning to game action.

      Advice: We're not quite sure where that puts him, just like an earlier report stating the Pelicans weren't going to rush him back was similarly vague. We're in the second week of his 1-2 week timetable and as long as there isn't a setback his return is essentially imminent. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:44 pm
       
      Injured
    • Hassan Whiteside, Alex Len are ejected
      Hassan Whiteside and Alex Len were ejected for wrestling on Monday night.

      Advice: This game in Miami is one of the most emotional ones of the season. Whiteside tried to tackle Len and there's certainly a chance he gets hit with a suspension for this one. He finished with 17 points, 10 boards, two steals and two blocks in 26 minutes. He's a better basketball player than a tackler and his owners are going to be hoping for mercy from the NBA in hopes he doesn't get suspended. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:46 pm
    • Pelicans not rushing Anthony Davis back
      The Pelicans are not going to rush Anthony Davis (shoulder) back.

      Advice: Coach Monty Williams said that Davis is getting closer, but it's not going to be tonight. Additionally, there has been no indication that he'll be back in the next 2-3 games, as well. Alexis Ajinca finally turned it on and is worth a look for short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:16 pm
       
      Injured
    • Chandler Parsons out again on Monday night
      Chandler Parsons (ankle) will not play against the Pelicans on Monday.

      Advice: He was previously hopeful to return, but he will be sidelined once again. Without Parsons available, expect Richard Jefferson to continue to start in his place, while Al-Farouq Aminu will continue to see an increase in minutes off the bench, and he may be motivated to deliver a solid effort against his former team. Parsons has not played since Feb. 20. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:14 am
       
      Injured
    • Elijah Millsap draws praise from Quin Snyder
      Coach Quin Snyder recently heaped praise all over rookie Elijah Millsap.

      Advice: "There’s things that Elijah does that makes us a better team," Snyder said. "I think he shoots the ball maybe better than any of us thought when he first got here, just his ability to hit a spot-up shot." Snyder added that Millsap has to learn how to better balance plays for himself vs. plays for his teammates, but he's clearly established himself as a key part of Snyder's rotation and is averaging over 25 minutes per game since the All-Star break concluded. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:58 am
    • Kenneth Faried struggles in start at center
      Kenneth Faried started at center in the Nuggets' small lineup on Sunday, but he made only 1-of-6 shots to finish with three points, six boards, three assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: Faried logged 27 minutes and may have played more if it weren't for foul trouble. The starting job and increased playing time are both silver linings for exasperated fantasy owners, and for now it seems likely that he'll stick at center for Tuesday's game vs. Milwaukee. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:05 pm
    • Jeremy Lin stays hot, scores 20 in loss Sun.
      Jeremy Lin continued his impressive play in a loss to the Thunder on Sunday, scoring 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting with eight assists, six boards, three steals and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Distant memories of Linsanity are slowly starting to surface, as Lin has been a new man since the All-Star break, averaging 17.0 points, 5.0 assists, 2.8 boards, 1.2 steals and 0.8 3-pointers in 27.8 minutes per game. While it is highly unlikely that he takes over as the starting PG with rookie Jordan Clarkson playing well, Lin has been playing a lot of minutes at shooting guard which is huge for his value moving forward. Don't look now, but Lin is worth a flier in most leagues to see if he can keep up his torrid pace. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:19 pm
    • Ish Smith starts 2nd half over Isaiah Canaan
      Ish Smith took over at PG to start the second half vs. Indiana on Sunday, posting 11 points, one 3-pointer, four rebounds and five assists in the Sixers' loss.

      Advice: Smith is a career 38.6 percent shooter and fantasy owners should be extremely wary of his 47.4 percent free throw shooting this season. He's a decent speculative add for deep-league owners seeking a point guard, but his starting job isn't guaranteed and we wouldn't cut anyone of value to get him. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:27 pm
    • Derrick Williams scores 18 points in loss
      Derrick Williams matched his season-high with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting against the Blazers on Sunday, adding one rebound in 23 minutes.

      Advice: His role has been erratic at best under head coach George Karl, and he has averaged just 16.4 minutes per game since coach Karl took over. Until Williams earns a bigger role in Sacramento, he is going to be tough to own outside of the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:24 pm
    • Brandon Bass posts 15 & 12 w/ highlight dunk
      Brandon Bass threw down a vicious dunk over Andrew Bogut on Sunday, finishing the Celtics' tough loss with 15 points, 12 rebounds and one assist.

      Advice: The Celtics led this game by 26 points but let it slip away in the second half, eventually falling 101-106 to the Warriors. Bass made 6-of-12 shots and 3-of-4 free throws, and his highlight-reel dunk can be viewed via the link below. He's a solid player to own while Jared Sullinger (foot) and Kelly Olynyk (ankle) are both out of commission, but his role may soon dwindle with Olynyk nearing a return. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:44 pm
    • Avery Bradley shoots 5-of-17, Cs blow lead
      Avery Bradley struggled shooting on Sunday, going 5-of-17 from the field for 12 points with four rebounds, two assists and zero 3-pointers, steals or blocks.

      Advice: Bradley was busy defensively vs. the Warriors' backcourt, which may have contributed to his offensive struggles, and fantasy owners can take solace in his hefty usage rate tonight, which led all starters. Bradley is a solid rest-of-season fantasy option despite his occasionally damaging field goal percentages. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:42 pm
    • Ish Smith starts 2nd half over Isaiah Canaan
      Ish Smith started the second half in place of Isaiah Canann on Sunday vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: Canaan has struggled with his conditioning and hasn't exactly looked comfortable running the point in Philly, but head coach Brett Brown has been known to shake things up occasionally. Smith was averaging 6.3 points, 5.3 assists and 1.3 steals in his previous three performances with the 76ers, but owners in most leagues should use a wait-and-see approach here. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:41 pm
    • Kenneh Faried, Wilson Chandler starting Sun.
      Kenneth Faried and Wilson Chandler will start Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans, sending J.J. Hickson and Joffrey Lauvergne back to the bench.

      Advice: Faried has been a huge disappointment this season, and it's only gotten worse after the All-Star break with averages of 6.5 points and 6.3 boards in just over 21 minutes in his last four outings. It's a bold move from head coach Brain Shaw as Faried rarely plays center, but he simply has too much talent to not bounce back eventually. We will let you know how the Manimal does after the game. J.J. Hickson and Joffrey Lauvergne can be cut in most leagues following this news. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:54 pm
    • Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) out as expected Sunday
      Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) will not play vs. the Pelicans on Sunday as expected.

      Advice: He is expected to be "out a while" according to head coach Brian Shaw, but his owners should at least entertain the idea of holding onto him if they have an IR spot, or at least until we get a firm timetable. Joffrey Lauvergene has been playing well for the Nuggets and is worth a look in deeper leagues, while J.J. Hickson might be able to finally make some noise as well. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:46 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 106-95 vs Mil
    • Kyrie Irving (shoulder) to return on Tuesday
      Cavs' head coach David Blatt said that Kyrie Irving (shoulder) will return to action on Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

      Advice: Irving won't be available for Sunday's game vs. the Rockets, giving Matthew Dellavedova one more game with the starting unit. Dellavedova managed to put up 14 inefficient points during Friday's loss to the Pacers, but those numbers came with both LeBron James and Irving out of the lineup. With James set to return on Sunday, Dellavedova isn't going to be a great option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:10 am
    • Tony Allen scores 11 off the bench
      Tony Allen scored 11 points against the Wolves on Saturday with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and one turnover against.

      Advice: Coach Dave Joerger said he could be looking to make a tweak to the starters on the wing, which means Allen would likely move into the first unit. However, his minutes and opportunities to score probably won't change much. Allen has been outside of the top 200 in the past month, so he's not worth owning right now. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:51 pm
       
      Suspended
      L, 93-82 vs Uta
    • Andrea Bargnani scores 19 points vs. Raptors
      Andrea Bargnani scored 19 points in a big win over the Raptors on Saturday with three rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Take that, Masai Ujiri! Kidding aside, Bargnani seems to have his role as the primary scorer in the first unit. Although, there really isn't going to be much besides the scoring. He's worth a look in points leagues, but owners in standard leagues can probably shoot for a higher upside. Il Mago also disappears a lot because of injuries. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:44 pm
    • Hassan Whiteside grabs 24 boards, scores 14
      Hassan Whiteside matched his career-high 24 boards against the Hawks on Saturday with 14 points and two blocks in 34 minutes.

      Advice: Before his time with the Heat, Whiteside had a grand total of 39 rebounds in his career. Now he has two games with at least 24 boards and continues to be one of the wildest stories of the season. Plus, he's also made at least 60 percent from the field in each of his last two months. How did every team dismiss this guy? Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:08 pm
    • Chandler Parsons (ankle) targeting Monday
      Chandler Parsons (ankle) is hopeful that he can return against the Pelicans on Monday.

      Advice: Parsons is going to test out his ankle on Sunday before making a decision regarding the game against the Pelicans, but it certainly sounds like he is getting closer to a return. Richard Jefferson's value will take a massive hit when Parsons does return, while Al-Farouq Aminu will see a reduced as well. That being said, Aminu is still worth holing onto in deeper leagues for his ability to contribute in multiple categories. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:42 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kyrie Irving (left shoulder) out for Sunday
      Kyrie Irving (shoulder) will not play against the Rockets on Sunday.

      Advice: It'll be his second game out of the lineup for the Cavs and he should be considered questionable for Tuesday against the Celtics. Matthew Dellavedova put up a fluky 14-point, 10-board game on Friday, but that was also without LeBron James. Outside of maybe giving J.R. Smith, Kevin Love and LeBron a little bump in usage rate, there's not much impact from Kyrie missing time. Iman Shumpert may play more for owners in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:42 pm
    • Shaw: Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) out 'for a while'
      Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) is "out a while" due to his ankle sprain, according to coach Brian Shaw.

      Advice: There is no timetable, but the sense is that he's going to need at least a week or maybe even a month to get over this injury. Nurkic was posting some elite value and could have been a top-50 player the rest of the way, so his owners will have to weigh their options on keeping him. While he's out, Joffrey Lauvergne seems to be benefitting most, but he's only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:53 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 106-95 vs Mil
    • Kyrie Irving (shoulder) questionable Sunday
      Kyrie Irving (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Rockets.

      Advice: An MRI taken on his shoulder reportedly came back clean, and he is said to be dealing with a minor strain. We will know more on his status after shootaround Sunday morning, so his owners will want to be on alert for an update. If Kyrie sits, Iman Shumpert and Matthew Dellavedova will see increased minutes in the backcourt. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:34 am
    • Lin posts 14-5-6 line in win over Bucks
      Jeremy Lin scored 14 points on 4-of-10 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds and six assists in 29 minutes off the bench in the Lakers' 101-93 win over the Bucks on Friday.

      Advice: Lin has hovered around the bottom of the top-150 over the last month but has picked it up over the last week or so. Bryon Scott has said that he's thinking of starting Lin at some point, but that's not necessarily the driver of his value. He's worth a pickup though for the chance he can make a late-season run. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:44 am
    • Faried (thumb) goes for 12 and eight
      Kenneth Faried (thumb) returned to action on Friday against the Jazz, scoring 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting with eight rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block in 28 minutes.

      Advice: Faried is at the middle of the drama in Denver and Brian Shaw is apparently bullet-proof so there isn't any end in sight for the inconsistency. In a best-case scenario, Faried busts his hump to prove Shaw wrong but the situation is so toxic there we wouldn't hold our breath. The high draft pick is barely clinging to top-125 value on the season. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:08 am
    • Cole goes hitless on 10 shot attempts
      Norris Cole missed all 10 of his field goal attempts on Friday, finishing with three points (3-of-4 FTs), two boards and four assists in 23 minutes.

      Advice: This could be his worst game for the rest of the season and he had been fairly hot coming in. Cole isn't a must-own player or even a strong add, but he could wiggle his way into a productive role before it's all said and done in New Orleans. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:35 am
    • Kenneth Faried returned to action on Friday February 27. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:24 pm
    • Bass plays just 20 minutes on Friday
      Brandon Bass played just 20 minutes in Friday's win over the Hornets, scoring eight points on 3-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds and one block.

      Advice: Bass saw his minutes clipped with Jonas Jerebko (16 points, 10 boards) playing so well tonight and that's with no Kelly Olynyk (ankle) around, too. The emergence of Jerebko is a real concern but owners might want to wait a game or two before weighing in on a drop considering Bass has been fairly productive lately. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:45 pm
    • Bradley scores 19 points with three treys
      Avery Bradley scored 19 points on 8-of-18 shooting (including three treys) with five rebounds, two assists and one steal in Friday's win over the Hornets.

      Advice: Bradley looks great next to his pal Isaiah Thomas as he doesn't need the ball in his hands much and he's getting great looks in the flow of the offense. Yes, his recent spurt has come against a bunch of bad teams, but the Thomas bump looks real and he should be in all lineups right now. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:42 pm
    • Smart scores 10 points with two threes
      Marcus Smart scored 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with two rebounds, three assists and one steal over 31 minutes in Friday's win.

      Advice: Smart has produced more like a shooting guard than a point guard all season so the arrival of Isaiah Thomas hasn't really changed much. He's still a late-round value and if anything the added playmaker might be able to get a few extra looks. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:38 pm
    • Reappearing Act: Andrea Bargnani scores 25
      Andrea Bargnani turned back the clock against the Pistons on Friday with 25 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He is clearly the first option for the Knicks on offense right now. Bargnani had a 26.9 usage rate tonight, which is a shade above his season 25.3 usage rate. Il Mago started tonight and is almost certainly going to stick. He is a tremendous injury risk and this big line tonight is unlikely to happen again, but he's worth a look in standard leagues. It's hard to believe for a guy who was possibly going to be cut. Take that, Masai Ujiri. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:36 pm
    • Kenneth Faried (thumb) is a go for Friday
      Kenneth Faried (thumb) will play against the Jazz on Friday and come off the bench.

      Advice: He missed Wednesday and there's no word on how many minutes he'll play. Faried was only playing minutes in the low 20s leading up to the injury, but he should have a chance for more with Darrell Arthur (knee) out. He's still not a must-start player tonight, especially with Rudy Gobert protecting the rim. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:48 pm
    • James Jones starting for LeBron
      James Jones will start against the Pacers on Friday.

      Advice: Revenge game because he started his career with the Pacers? Kidding aside, Jones played just one minute last night and he was out of the rotation earlier this season. Fantasy owners should be looking to J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert more than Jones. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:28 pm
    • Bargnani, Cleanthony Early starting on Friday
      Andrea Bargnani and Cleanthony Early will start on Friday night against the Pistons.

      Advice: Jason Smith will move that the bench. Bargnani had a 30.7 usage rate on Wednesday, so this isn't a big surprise. He has been the main weapon in the offense when he's on the floor, but he's still injured a lot and is not shooting the ball well this season. Since his return, Bargnani averaged 10.8 points, 4.8 boards and 1.0 blocks on 39.5 percent from the field. Add him at your own risk, but letting him be someone else's problem isn't a bad idea. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:14 pm
    • Kyrie Irving (shoulder) questionable Sunday
      David Blatt said that Kyrie Irving's (shoulder) MRI came back clear enough that he may be able to suit up for Sunday's game vs. Houston.

      Advice: Irving is just dealing with a shoulder strain, so hopefully he'll be ready to go on Sunday after sitting out of Friday's game vs. the Pacers. Matthew Dellavedova will slide into the starting point guard spot for as long as Irving is out, but with averages of just 6.6 points, 4.9 assists, and 1.8 three-pointers with the starting unit, Dellavedova's value is limited to very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:49 pm
    • Kyrie Irving (shoulder) ruled out on Friday
      Kyrie Irving (shoulder) will not play on Friday against the Pacers.

      Advice: He suffered the left shoulder strain on Friday, but he was back on the bench following the injury. Irving had an MRI and it would appear he's day-to-day because the team did not rule him out for Sunday against the Rockets. Matthew Dellavedova logged all of the backup point guard minutes on Thursday night and is likely going to start. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:34 pm
    • Lin to start over Clarkson at some point?
      Coach Bryon Scott said he is thinking of starting Jeremy Lin at some point.

      Advice: The change is not going to happen tonight with the Lakers sticking with the same starting five. Lin may start over Jordan Clarkson or the team could go with a two-PG lineup, as well. Clarkson has played next to Lin for 23.3 percent of his minutes this season, so this isn't too bold and there won't be many fantasy implications here outside of Wayne Ellington being less appealing. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:37 am
    • Chandler Parsons (ankle) out Saturday vs. BKN
      Chandler Parsons (ankle) did not practice on Friday, and he has been ruled out for Saturday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Parsons has shed his walking boot, but he remains without an official timetable to return. We'll be considering him questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans, and with him sidelined, Richard Jefferson and Al-Farouq Aminu will continue to split his minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:35 am
       
      Injured
    • Kyrie Irving (shoulder) doubtful for Friday
      Kyrie Irving (shoulder) will not travel to Indiana on Thursday night is now doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: Irving is set to undergo an MRI on Friday morning, so his owners will have to agonizingly wait for an update. The fact that he is not going to travel with the team should all but rule him out for Friday, but crazier things have happened. Iman Shumpert and Matthew Dellavedova will have their hands full in the backcourt if Irving sits, while LeBron James and Kevin Love will carry the load on offense for the Cavs. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:06 pm
    • Karl hints at more playing time for Stauskas
      Kings' head coach George Karl hinted that there may be more playing time for Nik Stauskas now with Darren Collison (hip) likely done for the season.

      Advice: Stauskas, taken with the No. 8 overall pick of the 2014 draft has struggled to get into the Kings' rotation this season. Through 51 games, Stauskas has put in averages of 3.4 points and not much else on 32.6 percent shooting from the field, leaving a lot to be desired from a fantasy perspective. We'll be watching the Kings' rotations closely over the coming weeks, but for now, Stauskas can remain on the waiver wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:44 pm
    • Kenneth Faried (thumb) probable for Friday
      Kenneth Faried (thumb) is likely to play Friday vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Faried's play has fallen off greatly during the month of February with averages of just 8.1 points and 6.8 rebounds on 40.3 percent shooting from the field through 23.4 minutes of action. However, with Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) out and Darrell Arthur (calf) being listed as doubtful, Faried will likely be forced into heavy minutes on Friday, and hopefully he can bust out of his month long slump. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:36 pm
    • Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) will not play Friday
      Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. Utah, as expected.

      Advice: With Nurkic unavailable, and Darrell Arthur (calf) being listed as doubtful, J.J. Hickson and Kenneth Faried are going to be logging heavy minutes on Friday, while newcomer Joffrey Lauvergne could put up some nice numbers. He had 11 points, nine boards, a steal and a block on Wednesday, when Nurkic got hurt. It's also possible that Wilson Chandler (groin) plays some minutes at power forward, but Denver is simply running out of options. Faried is going to have a lot of opportunity on Friday, so hopefully he can finally bust out of his slump. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:31 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 106-95 vs Mil
    • Shaw wants a more consistent Kenneth Faried
      Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw said he'd like to see more consistency out of Kenneth Faried (thumb).

      Advice: Faried is dealing with a thumb injury, but he was also benched in favor of Darrell Arthur on Monday. "The expectation level with Kenneth was never as a go-to guy. He was never a guy we expected to be able to throw the ball into and say: 'Go get us 20 points every night.' It's probably unfair for people to expect that," Shaw said. "But the other things — the rebounding, the running the floor and the energy — that's what people expect. And that's been a little bit inconsistent." The Manimal's fantasy owners likely agree with Shaw and may want to think about cutting Faried in deeper leagues if another solid option is available. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:22 am
    • Elijah Millsap scores career-high 17 in loss
      Elijah Millsap came off the bench to hit 5-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for a career-high 17 points and seven rebounds against the Lakers on Wednesday.

      Advice: Millsap's rise contributed to the fall of Joe Ingles (zero points), but we're guessing Millsap won't do this again anytime soon. Just keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:09 pm
    • Jusuf Nurkic has lateral right ankle sprain
      Jusuf Nurkic suffered a right lateral ankle sprain on Wednesday and X-rays were negative.

      Advice: This is actually not bad news for Nurkic, but he is still very likely to miss time and does not have a timetable to return. He was in a lot of pain and could not put weight on his foot. Nurkic owners should hold him for now because players have limped off the court without putting weight on their leg and play in their next game -- Rodney Stuckey did that over the weekend. With Nurkic out, it looks like fellow rookie Joffrey Lauvergne will step up after posting a nice line on Wednesday with 11 points and nine boards. J.J. Hickson will also play more, but his upside isn't great. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:27 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 106-95 vs Mil
    • Marcus Smart plays well in Boston win
      Marcus Smart made another start on Wednesday and played well, hitting 6-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 16 points, two rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He's still the starter, despite the arrival of Isaiah Thomas, and had one of his best games of the season tonight. Maybe he can get it going and the Celtics will stick with him, but it's going to be tough for him to play like this on a nightly basis with Thomas around, while Avery Bradley finally cooled off, which also helped Smart's game. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:22 pm
    • Andrea Bargnani making some knoise in NY
      Andrea Bargnani played 25 minutes and hit 5-of-13 shots for 17 points, six rebound and two blocks in another Knicks loss.

      Advice: That's four straight games in double figures for Bargs, who also has five blocks over his last five games. He's no longer a threat from downtown, and is likely to get hurt any day now, but if you need a big man and want to take a flier on him, he might be able to stay relevant for a couple more weeks or so. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:14 pm
    • Jusuf Nurkic hurts leg, goes in a wheelchair
      Jusuf Nurkic suffered a right leg injury against the Suns on Wednesday and needed to go into a wheelchair. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:07 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 106-95 vs Mil
    • Hassan Whiteside plays well in overtime win
      Hassan Whiteside had 15 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks in Wednesday's overtime win.

      Advice: He was helped out a bit by the extra time, and while he hasn't exploded like a superstar lately, it's hard to complain about anything he's doing. Especially when he was free off the wire for a majority of his owners. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:28 pm
    • Kenneth Faried (thumb) won't play vs. Phoenix
      Kenneth Faried (thumb) will not play vs. the Suns on Wednesday.

      Advice: Faried was benched in Denver's last game and he's been struggling to provide any fantasy value lately, so his absence shouldn't be a huge blow for fantasy owners. Darrell Arthur, J.J. Hickson and Joffrey Lauvergne will pick up the slack in his absence. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:17 pm
    • Chandler Parsons (ankle) will not play vs ATL
      Chandler Parsons (ankle) will not play against the Hawks on Wednesday night.

      Advice: This will be his third game out of the lineup and he should be considered questionable to play on Saturday. With Parsons and also Amare Stoudemire (rest) out, there should be a lot of minutes going to Al-Farouq Aminu tonight. Plus, Richard Jefferson and Charlie Villanueva will also benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:03 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kenneth Faried (thumb) questionable Wednesday
      Kenneth Faried (thumb) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: In addition to being benched in favor of Darrell Arthur during Monday's game vs. the Nets, Faried also suffered a thumb injury to make matters worse. While Faried was able to play through the injury that game, the Nuggets may opt to err on the side of caution Wednesday in what has become a lost season for the franchise. Expect Darrell Arthur to play big minutes if Faried sits vs. the Suns, with J.J. Hickson and Joffrey Lauvergne in the mix for more playing time as well. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:19 am
    • Brandon Bass open to returning to Celtics
      Brandon Bass is set to become a free agent in the summer, but said that he is open to returning to the Celtics next season.

      Advice: "If I’m wanted back then yeah, I would want to be back for sure," said Bass. "It’s been a blessing for me to be here four years, to finish out my contract here. I’m excited about that. Hopefully everything will continue to go in a positive direction." Bass has been pressed into a much larger role since Jared Sullinger went down with a season-ending stress fracture in his foot, and while his value will take a hit when Kelly Olynyk (ankle) eventually returns, Bass will probably be worth owning in most leagues for the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:24 am
    • Chandler Parsons misses Tuesday practice
      Chandler Parsons (sprained left ankle) missed Tuesday's practice due to a fever.

      Advice: Parsons is already set to miss at least the Mavericks' next two games, so this shouldn't cut into his timetable at all. He'll be re-evaluated on Friday and his next chance to return will be Feb. 28 against the Nets, while Al-Farouq Aminu will see the biggest boost in fantasy value in the interim. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:22 am
       
      Injured
    • Bradley goes berserk w/ 23 points, six steals
      Avery Bradley scored 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting (including three treys) with four rebounds, three assists and six steals in Monday's road win over the Suns.

      Advice: Bradley hit all four of his freebies for good measure. The addition of Isaiah Thomas is probably going to help him because of the point guard's ability to penetrate and find shooters on the perimeter. The two had extremely good chemistry tonight and Bradley should be owned in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:47 pm
    • Bass taking advantage of new opportunity
      Brandon Bass scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting with six rebounds, three assists and two steals in Monday's win over the Suns.

      Advice: Bass is probably going to be a bit more inconsistent when Kelly Olynyk eventually returns, but he'll probably be worth owning for the rest of the year. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:46 pm
    • Smart plays just 24 minutes in Monday's win
      Marcus Smart played just 24 minutes in Monday's win over the Suns, scoring eight points on 2-of-7 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds, three assists and one steal.

      Advice: James Young saw 19 minutes and Smart was not sharp so clearly he doesn't have unlimited rope. Smart has produced more like a shooting guard than a point guard this season and that should continue barring a major slump. He should still be owned in most standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:44 pm
    • Norris Cole posts 15 points, six assists
      Norris Cole backed up a solid debut from Saturday with 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting, one rebound, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes off the bench on Monday.

      Advice: The Pelicans might be desperate enough for offense that Cole steps into the void right away and produces. Consider him a flier pick for 12-14 team leagues at this time. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:10 pm
    • Ish Smith plays 24 minutes, scores seven
      Ish Smith made his 76ers debut on Monday, scoring seven points with three rebounds, seven assists, three steals and four turnovers in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He has already leapfrogged Tim Frazier and he logged some minutes next to Frazier and Canaan tonight. Smith could be looking at around 27 minutes per game with his new team, but he's only worth a look in deep leagues. Additionally, this is his eighth team in five seasons. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 7:50 pm
    • Anthony Davis disappointed w/ shoulder injury
      Anthony Davis admitted he was disappointed with his most recent shoulder injury.

      Advice: "Same exact thing," he said. "I got hit directly on the spot." Davis said that he's doing "everything" he can to get back, and he's not setting a timetable for his return despite the Pelicans listing it as a 1-2 week injury. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 9:50 am
       
      Injured
    • Jeremy Lin scores 25 points in Lakers' OT win
      The Lakers stole an overtime win vs. the Celtics on Sunday behind Jeremy Lin, who scored 25 points and handed out six assists in just 30 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Lin didn't play during the first quarter and seemed headed for another lousy night, but he caught fire as the game went on and was the difference-maker in L.A.'s comeback victory. The Lakers have won two of their past 18 games and they're headed nowhere this season, which is another reason to distrust Lin's ROS value, but he's at least worth stashing on your bench in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 9:56 pm
    • Brandon Bass shoots 7-of-11 in 40 minutes
      Brandon Bass pitched in 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting during Sunday's OT loss to the Lakers, playing 40 minutes in the absence of both Jared Sullinger (foot) and Kelly Olynyk (ankle).

      Advice: He added five rebounds, one assist and two blocks with only one turnover. Olynyk is day-to-day but Sullinger is done for the season with a metatarsal stress fracture, giving Bass a path to sustained low-end value. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect much more than points, rebounds and nice FG and FT percentages from Bass, but he's worth scooping off the waiver wire in leagues with 12 or more teams. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 9:49 pm
    • Avery Bradley's buzzer-beating 3pt not enough
      Avery Bradley made a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to send Sunday's game vs. the Lakers into overtime, finishing the Celtics' loss with 20 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals.

      Advice: He shot 8-of-20 overall and missed all three of his free throw attempts, but he didn't turn the ball over all game and his clutch 3-pointer is worth watching via the link below. Bradley has been a top-100 value over the past month but his role is bound to change with Isaiah Thomas entering the backcourt rotation, so fantasy owners shouldn't take Bradley's current projections as a given. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 9:47 pm
    • Andrea Bargnani logs season-high 28 minutes
      Andrea Bargnani logged a season-high 28 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Cavs, putting up 11 points on 5-of-11 shooting with five rebounds, three assists, one block and one turnover.

      Advice: Bargnani has missed his standard one-half of the regular season, so perhaps he can stay healthy for the Knicks' remaining 27 games. There's not a lot of upside here as he basically just scores inefficiently, but if you're in an extremely deep league and you're desperate for a center... well, we still wouldn't recommend adding him. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 3:40 pm
    • 76ers claim guard Ish Smith off waivers
      The 76ers claimed guard Ish Smith on Sunday and have waived forward Malcolm Thomas.

      Advice: Smith was recently waived by the Pelicans after they acquired Norris Cole in a trade, but he has a decent shot at minutes in Philadelphia so owners in deeper leagues can put him on their radar. Isaiah Canaan will get every opportunity to succeed as the starting PG in Philly for now, so Smith still has a lot of work to do before we can recommend an add. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 2:42 pm
    • Anthony Davis (shoulder) will miss 1-2 weeks
      Updating a previous report, Anthony Davis has been diagnosed with a right shoulder sprain and he is expected to miss 1-2 weeks.

      Advice: With Ryan Anderson (knee) expected to miss the next 2-4 weeks, there's going to be a very large void to fill in New Orleans. Alexis Ajinca will likely earn plenty of minutes, with Shawne Williams, Dante Cunningham, and Omer Asik also having an opportunity to land more playing time in the rotation. From a fantasy perspective, Tyreke Evans and Eric Gordon are going to be the primary components of the Pelicans' offense, and both players will see an uptick in value with Davis sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 12:21 pm
       
      Injured
    • MRI comes back clean on Anthony Davis
      An MRI taken on Anthony Davis' shoulder revealed no structural damage, and the Pelicans are currently listing him as day-to-day.

      Advice: This is good news for Davis, as it appears he has avoided a more serious injury to his shoulder. We'll be considering him questionable for Monday's game against the Raptors, and we'll continue to pass along any updates as they become available. Alexis Ajinca will be the primary beneficiary if Davis is unable to go on Monday, with Dante Cunningham and Luke Babbitt also seeing some extended minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 11:22 am
       
      Injured
    • Tony Allen (ankle, hamstring) probable Sunday
      Tony Allen (ankle, hamstring) is listed as probable for Sunday's game vs. the Blazers.

      Advice: Jeff Green and Courtney Lee has dampened Allen's value, but he still can be viewed as a steals specialist in deeper leagues. Allen is one of the tougher guys in the league, so expect him to be ready to go on Sunday night. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 9:58 am
       
      Suspended
      L, 93-82 vs Uta
    • Chandler Parsons (ankle) out for next 3 games
      Chandler Parsons will miss the next three games due to a sprained left ankle according to head coach Rick Carlisle.

      Advice: This a tough blow for the Mavericks, and this means that Parsons next chance to play will be on Feb. 28 against the Nets. Al-Farouq Aminu will likely be the primary beneficiary in Parson's absence, while Richard Jefferson should see more minutes as well. We will continue to pass along updates on Parsons as soon as we know more. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 9:45 am
       
      Injured
    • Norris Cole plays a surprising 30 minutes
      Norris Cole played a surprising 30 minutes against the Heat on Saturday with 12 points, six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Admittedly, we didn't see this coming, but the Pelicans just need bodies right now. Considering Tyreke Evans plays three positions, we might see Cole log minutes in the upper 20s at the point next to 'Reke while their power forwards are on the shelf. Cole doesn't have a high ceiling, so he's only worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 7:40 pm
    • Hassan Whiteside drops 11 points, 16 boards
      Hassan Whiteside bounced back on Saturday against the Pelicans with 11 points, 16 boards and five blocks.

      Advice: There was obviously nothing to worry about with his quiet game on Friday. Whiteside continues to be one of the best defensive rebounders in NBA and he's also become more involved on the offensive end, especially with Chris Bosh out for the season. His owners shouldn't be looking to sell high unless it's for elite value. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 7:31 pm
    • Lance Stephenson continues nightmare season
      Lance Stephenson's nightmare season continued on Saturday during a 110-103 loss to the Thunder, making 2-of-9 from the field for five points with three rebounds, four assists and one steal.

      Advice: If the NBA gave out a Least Improved Player Award, it might go to Lance. Since returning from his groin injury last month, Stephenson made only 32.2 percent from the field for averages of 6.5 points, 3.3 boards, 5.1 assists, 0.6 steals and 2.4 turnovers in those 14 games. There almost has to be someone better on the wire in your league. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 6:51 pm
    • Anthony Davis (right shoulder) out for game
      Anthony Davis (right shoulder) will not return to Saturday's game against the Heat.

      Advice: Not good. The last time Davis suffered a shoulder injury, the Pelicans initially said he was "questionable to return." This time, they ruled him out right away. At this point, he's likely going to have an MRI on Sunday to check for structural damage. He finished with six points and six boards. Alexis Ajinca will step up the most while Dante Cunningham and Luke Babbitt may also play more. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 5:27 pm
       
      Injured
    • Norris Cole available to play on Saturday
      Norris Cole will play against the Heat on Saturday.

      Advice: In his first game away from the Heat, he gets to play against them. The Pelicans have been using Jimmer Fredette as a backup point guard, but coach Monty Williams has become even more confident in Tyreke Evans at the one. There won't be many minutes for Cole tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 3:11 pm
    • Chandler Parsons (ankle) doubtful Sunday
      Chandler Parsons (ankle) is doubtful to play against the Hornets on Saturday due to a bone bruise and sprain to his left ankle.

      Advice: Bone bruises on sprains usually result in missing multiple games, so Parsons is in jeopardy of missing Tuesday and Wednesday. With Parsons out last night, it was Charlie Villanueva and Al-Farouq Aminu picking up the forward minutes. Richard Jefferson may start, but Aminu seems like the guy to grab based on his per-minute output lately and how he played in all 10 lineup combinations in the fourth quarter last night. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 1:05 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jeremy Lin scores 18 points on Friday
      Jeremy Lin scored 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting (1-of-4 3PTs, 5-of-8 FTs) with one rebound, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: We don't trust Byron Scott or Lin as far as we can throw them these days, but this is a decent showing for a guy who has been lacking in both confidence and production lately. He's not a must-add player or even a strong add, but he's worth keeping an eye on in case he can get on track with a terribly shallow squad. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 1:59 am
    • Bass double-doubles with 13 and 10
      Brandon Bass double-doubled with 13 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in Friday's loss to the Kings.

      Advice: The Kings weren't great tonight and Kelly Olynyk (ankle) is still out, but with Jared Sullinger (foot) out for a while there is some late-round upside here for Bass. Give him a look but don't expect a lot. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 1:12 am
    • Bradley fills it up against sloppy Kings team
      Avery Bradley scored 28 points on 12-of-22 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, six assists, four steals and a block in 41 minutes on Friday against the Kings.

      Advice: Bradley has picked up the pace since Rajon Rondo left and he should be owned in all standard formats, but he might lose a little volume on his scoring with Isaiah Thomas coming into the fold. Then again, the addition of a playmaker could free him for more 3-point looks. It's worth mentioning that tonight's output came against a Kings team that turned the ball over 24 times. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 1:05 am
    • Smart a threes and steals monster on Friday
      Marcus Smart hit 5-of-15 shots (2-of-9 3PTs, 4-of-9 FTs) for 16 points, five rebounds, two assists and five steals in 36 minutes on Friday against the Kings.

      Advice: The Kings don't defend the 3-point line and that's the name of Smart's game these days, as he's more shooting guard than point guard for the most part. In that respect, he's not going to be terribly impacted by the arrival of Isaiah Thomas, and he is still a must-own player at this time. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:58 am
    • Millsap goes for nine and seven with three 3s
      Elijah Millsap was productive in 26 minutes off the bench on Friday, scoring nine points on 3-of-7 shooting (3-of-6 from deep) with seven rebounds and one assist.

      Advice: Millsap just won't fade away but he'll face new challenges from Rodney Hood (10 minutes) and some of his other teammates didn't play their projected load of minutes tonight, either. He's just a borderline value in 12-team leagues at best over his last four games, and trending downward he's only worth a look in 14-16 team formats. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:42 am
    • Jusuf Nurkic has big line in 33 minutes
      Jusuf Nurkic was unleashed in 33 minutes of action on Friday against the Bucks with 11 points, 15 rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks.

      Advice: It's just the second time of his career in which he played more than 30 minutes. For months we've been waiting for Nurkic to get extended run and hopefully tonight is the start of him playing consistent minutes. If you held him the whole time, you should be feeling great right now. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 11:44 pm
       
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      W, 106-95 vs Mil
    • Hassan Whiteside plays 20 minutes
      Hassan Whiteside played just 20 minutes against the Knicks on Friday with 12 points, nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks.

      Advice: It was the darkest day in the history of Hassanity because Andrea Bargnani dunked on him today. Whiteside doesn't play power forward, so outside of maybe getting more shots on offense, he isn't really affected from the Thursday news. He'll be better than this, but we can all probably agree he's not going to the Hall of Fame just yet. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 11:16 pm
    • Andrea Bargnani scores 11 points
      Andrea Bargnani scored 11 points against the Heat on Friday with six rebounds and one assist in 24 minutes.

      Advice: Believe it or not, he hasn't been hurt for three games in a row. He is basically just putting up points on awful efficiency, so Il Mago doesn't really have any fantasy magic left. If you're in a 50-team league, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 10:37 pm
    • Davis (shoulder) double-doubles in return
      Anthony Davis (shoulder) double-doubled in his return to action on Friday against the Magic, scoring 13 points on 5-of-15 shooting with 11 rebounds, two blocks and four turnovers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: It wasn't his best game and it's still not that bad. As long as he's on the floor for the Pelicans, he should be putting up elite fantasy numbers. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 9:13 pm
       
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